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a device for dipping car headlights

DIP switch

[′dip ‚swich]
(computer science)
A unit with several small rocker-type switches that plugs into a dual in-line package (DIP) on a printed circuit board.

DIP switch

(Dual In-line Package switch) A set of tiny toggle switches built into a dual in-line package (DIP), which is mounted directly on a circuit board. The tip of a pen or pencil is used to flip the switch on or off (close or open the circuit). See DIP, switch and jumper.


Switches on a DIP
Mostly replaced by programmable chips and a software control panel, DIP switches provide an inexpensive way to select hardware options. However, they require opening the case and figuring out which switch to flip.
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By using externally accessible DIP switches rather than internal jumpers, customers have the ability to add termination resistors for impedance matching and biasing the network.
STDX Series Tri-State DIP switches are supplied in standard IC tubes with all poles in the "OFF" position.
Users can customize their boards to specific applications by adjusting the CPU, FSB, core voltage & multiplier via dip switches.
Resembling a case-hardened pizza box, the XPP 2000 is simple to configure with a series of DIP switches using an instruction manual printed in its entirety on the top of the unit.
The RAB is configured and provisioned by setting just eight DIP switches on the front panel.
Input voltage in AC mode can vary from 85 to 132 volts in the default setting, and units can be adjusted via dip switches on the rear panel to accept as low as 75 volts.
The sensor boards use Cypress' PSoC(TM) configurable mixed-signal arrays to control several on-board analog and digital components including a thermistor, magnetic reed switch, potentiometer, dip switches, buttons, and LEDs.
Analog remote programming is user selectable 0-5V or 0-10V via DIP switches on the rear panel.
The Model KUSB-488 is easy to install and use, as there are no external DIP switches and no need to restart the computer for the system to recognize the IEEE 488.
The Z-STOR Personal Server has a number of expansion options; all expansions are uniquely self-configuring and merely snap into place -- there are no SCSI IDs, memory I/O or dip switches to set.
Schneeberger's new SMEa (advanced signal interpolation equipment) interpolation box enables the adaptation of system characteristics to specific requirements by simply setting DIP switches.
Typical applications for the RTE Series DIP switches include timers and automation components, computers and peripherals, alarm and access control systems, and instrumentation equipment.